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Uncle Sam beheaded in Troy


TROY, N.Y. - Police in Troy are investigating how one of the city's Uncle Sam statues lost its head over the weekend.

It has been five months since the City of Troy unveiled 30 Uncle Sam fiberglass statues placed throughout the city decorated by artists and school children, known as "The Uncle Sam Project."

On Saturday morning residents woke up to a headless statue - the "Rainbow Uncle Sam" on Fourth Street had its head knocked off and stolen.

Police have just started the investigation, but in the meantime residents and business owners have started a collection and are offering a reward for whoever has the head.

They have almost $400 and they say it is a pretty easy fix once they have the missing piece.

This is the second Uncle Sam statue to be vandalized since they were installed. In June, the "Annotated Uncle Sam" was also beheaded after a Watervliet man knocked it over as he was trying to steal it. The Downtown Troy Business Improvement District has since re-installed the recently repaired statue.

Anyone with information on the statue is asked to call the Troy BID at (518) 279-7997.

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